The new ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer gave fans serious deja vu. Fans have an epic theory that Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man will be the one to save Zendaya’s MJ in a critical ‘No Way Home’ scene.
Spider-Man fans will never forget what happened to Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Fans are hoping Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man is going to be able to get a second chance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The new trailer features Zendaya’s MJ falling, a similar image we’ve seen in the previous Spider-Man iterations. There’s a hand that is reaching out to catch MJ, and fans have a theory that it’s actually Andrew and not Tom Holland.
— Viraj🕸️ (@Mississippimud_) November 17, 2021
— Jay ♏️🖤💀 (@HeyItsJ1997) November 17, 2021
I am absolutely positive that isn’t Tom Holland’s Spidey saving Zendaya as MJ.
That’s Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man. After he saves MJ, he references his own love arc and similar situation with Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone. #SpiderMan #SpiderManNoWayHome pic.twitter.com/CDBwARVqDh
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If Andrew does show up in the movie and saves MJ, it would bring his story full circle. The brief scene in the trailer echoes the tragic scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when Peter tries to save Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, as she falls down the clock tower. He’s able to catch Gwen with his spider silk, but she still hits the ground at a high speed. Her neck snaps and she dies instantly. Peter breaks down after he’s unable to save her.
Now this theory coming true is all dependent on whether or not Andrew (and therefore Tobey Maguire) actually reprise their versions of Spider-Man in No Way Home. For months, everyone involved has issued denial after denial about Andrew and Tobey returning, but fans still haven’t given up hope.
“Listen, I am not in the film,” Andrew said on TODAY. “I love Spider-Man, I always have. I was so happy to have played the part and I’m so excited to see what they do with the third one just like you guys are. I love Tom Holland, I love John Watts, I love Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige and what they’ve done with those movies and that character because you know that’s an important character to me.”
The reason why fans refuse to believe the denials is that villains from Andrew and Tobey’s Spider-Man movies are absolutely in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock from Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 face-off with Tom’s Peter Parker in the No Way Home. Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman, and Rhys Ifans’ The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are also in the movie.
The multiverse has been confirmed, so it would be truly bizarre for Andrew and Tobey to now show up to the Spider-Man: No Way Home party. Spider-Man: No Way Home will debut exclusively in theaters on December 17.